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International Studies Courses

I am not born for one corner, the whole world is my native land. -Seneca, Roman Philosopher and Writer

Why International Studies?

Even back in Seneca’s time, more than 2000 years ago, knowledge of the world at large was regarded as highly valuable in both individual and collective pursuits. And what was true then, is even truer today. There are many pressing societal issues that require a multicultural solution, and most businesses, likewise, operate at an international level. International Studies is a way to expand both careers and horizons because in an interconnected world, every corner counts.

International Studies at Macomb

In Macomb’s International Studies Courses, you have the opportunity to become more familiar with several distinct regions and cultures of the world. Learn the roots of Latin American civilization, the geography and history of Russia and Eastern Europe, and the prehistoric beginnings of China. You can also explore the importance of family in Japan, independence movements in Africa and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Widen your worldview by taking one or more of the International Studies Courses at Macomb.

Macomb’s International Studies Courses:

  • Introduction to Latin America
  • Introduction to Russia & Eastern Europe
  • Introduction to Japan
  • Introduction to Chinese Civilization
  • Introduction to Africa
  • Introduction to the Middle East

Career Opportunities in International Studies

What you learn in one or more of Macomb’s International Studies Courses can be beneficial in almost every field, including business. You may also decide to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies or combine International Studies Courses with another curriculum, leading to career opportunities that include interpreter/translator, public relations specialist, reporter, correspondent, international sales manager, immigration/customs inspector, community & social service specialist and broadcast news analyst.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree

The credits earned in Macomb’s International Studies Courses transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies or related field, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s International Studies Courses?

For more information on Macomb’s International Studies Courses, contact the associate dean at Center Campus: or 586.286.2282, or at South Campus: or 586.445.7354.

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